3) According to the advocates of the new eugenics, the horrors associated with the old eugenics
should not prevent us from embracing the opportunities offered by recent advances in the biological sciences.
Forced sterilization of over 60,000 genetically "deficient" Americans in the early 20th century and the horrors of Nazi death camps are extreme examples of the old eugenics
It must also be remembered that in a contrived and indirect way, "the old eugenics
movement, [which] actually began in England [but] was led [almost assuredly and solely] by Americans," (16) was nothing really to be proud of, because it was vulgar in its respective renditions, and deadly in its execution and consequences.
Deadly Medicine ends on a similarly vigilant note by drawing attention to continuities between the old eugenics
and new genetics.
Lynn also adheres to the old eugenics
of crude IQ testing from the 1920s, quoting Lewis Terman: "`The children of successful and cultivated parents test higher than children from wretched and ignorant homes for the simple reason that their heredity is better.